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Iowabrewcrew

Best means of a radio out on the pond...

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Iowabrewcrew

Hey guys, curious what everyone uses for tunes on the lake. I have XM in the truck and wanted to get a receiver and radio for the sleeper. (Preferably without the hassle of batteries....ie. crank, ect.) Wanted to get some suggestions from the guys that do this thing often! I've had a crank radio in the past, but is no longer with us. (Piece of [email protected]#$) So I have to get something done regardless...

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coombia21

i picked up a shower radio just before deer season for my stand and it works really good and it is waterproof

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Cold_blood

i picked up a shower radio just before deer season for my stand and it works really good and it is waterproof

i don't know bout you but when i'm in the deer stand i try to be quiet....but for tunes on the lake i always use my ipod

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coombia21

i shot 3 deer in a half of an hour on opening day with the radio on

i try to keep myself from getting bored so i leave it on

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pushbutton

c crane radio. hands down the best for in the middle of nowhere

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Iowabrewcrew

Thanks pushbutton- I guess thats what I'm after. I'd like to buy another crank radio if I know it's a good one. Any idea what model that is?

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Gissert

Ditto on the C Crane. I have the CC Radio plus. By far the best AM receiver I have come across - I am an electronics tech by trade.

Digital tunning that you can tune in 1 Khz increments. You can really pull in some distant AM stations at night, even more so if you use an external loop antenna.

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pushbutton

iowabrewcrew,

check out web site, mine is about 5 years old. they have cranks which are better than any plug in you can buy at a box store. while there battery/plug in/charger unit cant be duplicated. just google c crane and you will have way more info that i can provide.

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Kaz

Iowa: I use the XM radio in the house by adjusting the output on the XM reciever to a FM frequency, if it's an outboard unit and not one that came in the truck radio. No interference from ajacent stations up there, so I just tune the house radio to the frequency I selected on the XM. The radio will pick up the signal and you can hear what ever XM station you selected. One down side is that you need to go back to the truck to change stations on the XM radio... Kaz

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Johnny_Da_Der

i have an eton fr250. Works great. its not very big, has good sound and reception. picks up weather stations and at least for little longer, TV audio.

the hand crank kinda blows though, i only get about 15 minutes before i need to crank it again.

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thorski

Ditto on the xm! I have an XM modulator that I can move around from my pickup, to my car, to my boat, to the house, fish house, etc. Just plug the xm in and adjust any nearby radio to the correct frequency and that's it. No signal issues, no fading in and out. No matter where you are, you can listen to whatever you want, music, sport, news, comedy, etc. It is great up north where not many stations come in very well.

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